Exams finished a little earlier this year? Catch Olympic medallists and snowboarding stars Mark McMorris, Jamie Anderson and Max Parrot in Oslo this May, as Norway plays host to the X Games, a three-day event which celebrates the best of the action sports world!

The X Games Norway 2018 are set to feature some of the world’s best skateboarders, snowboarders and skiers, running from May 18th-20th. Saturday May 19th will see the popular Big Air snowboarding and skiing events take place (with numerous musical acts playing between sessions), which have been known to draw a crowd of over 20,000 snowsports fanatics. All day Saturday tickets (13.00-22.00) are €71.45 available from Ticketmaster Norway (https://www.ticketmaster.no). The various hosting venues are accessible via both private shuttle and public buses from Oslo city centre.

If you fancy making a proper trip of it, head to Oslo for May 17th to see the Norwegian Constitution day celebrations, a national public holiday that celebrates the signing of the Norwegian Constitution in 1814. The festivities will see thousands take to the streets with parades, marching bands and plenty of patriotic Norwegians donning traditional dress!
4 nights in the centrally-located Anker Hostel in Oslo, from May 16th-20th, is €79. Direct flights from Dublin to Oslo from May 16th-20th or May 18th – 21st are both €73 with SAS.

Ciara Landy – LifeStyle Editor